Instead Of Throwing Away Her Old Sheets, She Transforms Them In Surprising - And Useful Ways
Marilyn Caylor 2/20/2016
While your old sheets may be ready to retire from your bed, they have a lot more life in them than you think. From the garden to the beach, put your old sheets to new use with these clever upcycles.
Stuffed Animal Storage
Tuck stuffed animals into their own "bed" by creating a storage sling out of a fitted sheet. Your kids will be happy their critters are safe and within easy reach. You'll just be happy the toys are out of the way and no longer littering the floor.
If you don't have heavy plastic sheeting lying around when the weather man predicts overnight frost, then grab a fitted sheet. It's perfect for placing over square planters. It'll also make a cozy and warm cover for rose and other bushes.
Adorable Rag Rugs
Old sheets make great rag rugs! Learn how to weave a rug using a piece of cardboard and some old sheets here.
Bed Sheet Pajamas
You'll still feel like you're lounging in your bed when you wear these pajama bottoms made out of your favorite old bed sheets. Instructions on how to make this can be found here.
A bed sheet hammock is only one step away from feeling like you're sleeping in your own bed. The only difference is that your hammock bed swings to and fro in the great outdoors. Follow these instructions to make your own.
Put a fitted crib sheet over the play pen while you garden to keep your baby shaded and bug-bite free.
Repurposed Into Curtains
A strip of ball fringes really dresses up white bed sheets! This is so much less expensive than buying curtains. An easy tutorial on how to turn flat bed sheets into curtains can be found here.
Inverted Beach Tent
Most of us have probably brought a sheet to the beach for a family picnic. Next time, try using a fitted sheet and cleverly place beach gear in the four corners. It can create a nice little "bucket" to keep curious toddlers from playing in the hot sand.
Recycled Dog Toy
It's only natural that you make a chew toy out of your old bed sheets, since it's probably very likely that your dog has spent a lot of time snoozing on it! Don't forget to hide some kibble treats in-between the layers of fabric to give new meaning to "chew" toy!
There's no such thing as "it's no longer useful" when it comes to upcycling things that are supposedly past their shelf life. From snack-filled chew toys to frost-protecting plant covers, these bed sheet transformations definitely perform wonderfully in their new roles.